Triumph-Family

#1
A PDF (too big to be loaded here) named "Triumph-Family" shows Triumph-NT and Triumph Omega (wired receiver-antenna solutions) among other well-known receivers, hardware and software from Javad. We can even find some specifications in another PDF (attached Omega Datasheet) and we can add little comments here.

Looking toward 2020 as a milestone in GNSS industry, part of us will love to use the reworked Triumph-LS with Linux, multi-constellations and jamming/spoofing protection all-in-one box receiver. LS represent a high-end GNSS solution, as is.

But there will always be another part of us who will prefer to use a Bluetooth receiver/controller configuration, because the receiver without a screen is strong enough to endure scratches from spikes and branches. I respect the T1/T-1M form factor, but many of us will not either refuse a modern, reworked look for T-1M similar to LS style, that will probably find its place into "Triumph-Family".

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And a small detail: must have IMU inside. Simply want to tilt the pole without the fear of magnetic disturbances and recalibration.
 

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#2
LS has an unique form factor that will surely permit to mount a precise (optional) angle encoder module underneath (adding 1-2kg in weight, but a total station is about 4-5kg without any GNSS receiver). Using the on-screen cross hair from the front camera, probably we could determine a reliable Hz angle between two directions (BS-FS), then shot a horizontal distance using DISTO (Bluetooth paired with LS).

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Hope that Hz direction from the (absolute) angle encoder will sync/display onto the LS screen in real time, somehow through a Bluetooth Encoder Loop feature, in order to eliminate additional connection cable. The encoder could use the electronic bubble level from the LS, but the whole system will need a tripod/tribrach mount for quick, easy and precise level adjustments.

One remark: I cannot hold TS + GNSS bags together when climbing, but certainly I will be able to hold a good/optional angle encoder with me.
 
#3
Many features could be added to a modern GNSS base in a smaller form factor: Wi-Fi access point, long range Bluetooth, jamming/spoofing alerts, anti-theft protection, etc.

But just want to ask if a base that accepts inputs from up to two antennas, something like TRE-DUO board inside (standard Galileo enabled 864 GNSS channels), could be used to calculate a loop closure in the field by transmitting all vectors parameters right on my rover screen. Loop closure is a long-awaited feature for RTK and I wonder if J-Field could manage such a task.

http://www.javad.com/dynamic/Shop/Product/4847

I can see that TRE-DUO is ideal for (rover) heading applications, just curious if some base functionality with both antennas could be exploited.

Thanks.
 
#4
The experience from Triumph-F1 (with multiple underside cameras), could be useful and I think J-Mate still has some room for inside camera (or camera array) mounting, in order to obtain full spherical immersive images and high resolution panoramic data from almost any environment, very fast. Just like this:


Capturing full HDR images in seconds will open the door to overlay data onto the laser scans, point to point measurements, laser scans colorization, photogrammetry, etc. With LS receiver above and the Hz angle encoder from J-Mate, indexing any single photo captured will be possible, to better help the user understanding any situation.

Just trying to show that among other functions, J-Mate could also be a highly portable rapid imaging system, with endless possibilities for many industrial applications.
 
#5
Is there a possibility that the the F1 could be built, ordered, or offered with a high precision Lidar Sensor? That would make it a complete all around topo solution. Use the Camera to capture the plan features (ie. roadways, buildings, storm drains, etc.) and the Lidar for the DTM collection, image collecting x,y,z points on a 5' or so grid, to create your topo.
 
#6
Noticed this year some multi-band concurrent GNSS modules, that tend to open the access to high precision GNSS for mass-market, very soon:

https://www.broadcom.com/products/wireless/gnss-gps-socs/bcm47755
https://www.st.com/content/st_com/e...ment-and-telematics/gnss-ics/sta9100mga.html?
https://www.u-blox.com/en/product/zed-f9p-module

With automotive forcing from behind, this tiny chips will probably show no mercy even for a 864 channels GNSS board with 3.5-4.5W power consumption, let's say in the next two years.

So, if possible, why not a Javad Triumph-3 multi-band module, about 216 channels, anti-jamming active detection and removal, advanced anti-spoofing algorithms, ETSI-RED compliant, concurrent reception of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou, all for about 70mA @ 3.0 V (0.070 * 3 = 0.21W if I'm not wrong), very small form factor and for the same 1cm accuracy, that will make a T2 receiver to weigh about half of it's current weight (or less) and surely will be able to compute corrections to rover for half of it's price.
 
#8
Matt, yes maybe some years ago, but now, this is the whole receiver (zed-f9p-module). It will need only a small board to allows efficient integration and evaluation with power source, GNSS antenna and/or UHF/GSM/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, etc. Just like this example for u-blox NEO-M8P-2:

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There is a huge difference from a Triumph-2 chip that needs to be mounted on a board, which need another interface board like TRE/TR Evaluation Kit ( http://www.javad.com/dynamic/Shop/Product/1277 ), that will finally connect power, GNSS, etc.

The market for high-precision GNSS receivers will change drastically in another two years. Just want to imagine a "chip scale" receiver from Javad. Anyway thanks for the answer.